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March 4, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm$8 - $30
Portland Revels is proud to introduce our new program of Tradition Days. Several times a year we’ll be partnering with
local artists and “tradition bearers” to teach us traditions from around the world.
The focus of our first Tradition Day is on tango; both as a dance style and a South American cultural tradition. We’re bringing Liz Hutchinson and Yelizaveta Nersesova of Dos Minas (www.dosminas.com) in to teach us how the music of tango has changed throughout history and across culture. And, or course, to teach us to DANCE!
We’ll have other afternoon offerings if you don’t feel like dancing all day. Betsy Branch, our associate music director, will be launching “Band of Fools”, a chance for you to make music in a group with whatever instrument (and skill level) you’d like to bring. And Leela Grace, a nationally-known singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and percussive dancer who was a wonderful part of the 2012 Appalachian Revels, will be teaching by-ear harmony singing.
After dinner we’ll be hosting an all-ages Milonga, or Argentinian social dance, complete with additional dance instruction. A safe, comfortable, Revels way to step out into tango.
March 4th, 2017 3-9pm
Rose City Park Presbyterian Church
1907 NE 45th Ave, Portland, OR 97213
- 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – The Music of Tango w/ Dos Minas (presentation)OR Band of Fools w/ Betsy Branch.
- 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Introduction to By-Ear Harmony Singing with Leela Grace OR Beginning Tango Dance w/ Dos Minas
- 5:45 pm -7:00 pm – Potluck Supper!
- 7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Milonga (Social Dance) with Dos Minas
Full day participation (3-9pm) – $25 adult
Full day participation (3-9pm) – $20 child
Evening only (dance) participation – $15
Evening only (dance) participation child – $8